Founded in 2011, Off-Grid Solutions (OGS) develops, engineers, manufactures and markets the most efficient solar based lighting products for consumers worldwide under the registered brand name “WakaWaka” (which means ‘shine bright’ in Swahili). Initially funded through US based Kickstarter, WakaWaka has received interest from over 75 countries from around the globe.
We have developed a unique and sustainable business model which enables OGS to subsidize the cost of the WakaWaka products to the 1.5 Billion people in the world who have no access to the electricity net, as well as the hundreds of millions of people, who are connected to the grid and face regular black-outs, sometimes as much as 2 or 3 days every single week. The depend on expensive, toxic and very dangerous kerosene lamps, causing over 16,000 serious burn injuries every day. 10-20% of the income of people living at the ´Base of the Pyramid´ is spent on lighting fuels.
Every purchase of WakaWaka products in the U.S. and Europe provides for a significant discount for two families living literally in the dark. WakaWaka gives families living on $2.00/day, a chance for a brighter future.
We consider it our mission to create solutions that enhance the lives of families in the U.S. and Europe while providing a sustainable mechanism for bringing light to Billions around the world currently in need. To learn more about the WakaWaka Foundation, please visit www.wakawakafoundation.org